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Ellen M. Smith

Ellen M. Smith, 97, formerly of Stoutsville, went to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 25, 2020.  She was born January 22, 1923 in Stoutsville and was the daughter of the late Henry and Georgia (Goodman) Fausnaugh.  She was a life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Stoutsville and Israel Lutheran Church at Dutch Hollow.  She was employed by Amanda Clearcreek Schools for over 20 years as a cashier and secretary.  Ellen was a member of  O.E.S. #90 in Circleville and the Pythian Sisters in Stoutsville and a charter member of Stoutsville Senior Citizens.

            She is survived by her children, Janet (Randy) Abbott of Amanda, Gary (Jan) Smith of Avon Park, Florida, Jeffrey (Carol) Smith of Stoutsville and Joyce (Ron) Preston of Stoutsville, daughter-in-law, Shirley Smith of Amanda; grandchildren, Rodney (Shelli) Smith, Chris (Robin) Smith, Philip (Jennifer) Smith, Doug (Sheila) Abbott, Amy (Greg) Wolfinger, Christy Smith, Cherie Myohanen, Megan Hysell, Ryan (Molly) Smith, Audra Preston, Eric (Nicole) Preston, Janell Preston, Emily (Seth) Dannison; 35 great grandchildren; life long friend Betty Smith of Florida and close companion, Don Sprague.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger S. Smith; son, Jimmie Smith; four brothers and four sisters and life long friend, Pauline Smith.

            Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home in Amanda with Dr. George Fry officiating.  Burial will follow in Dutch Hollow Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the funeral home with a Eastern Star service at 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. The service will be streamed live on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

            The family would like memorial contributions to Clearcreek Twp. EMS or Israel Lutheran Church in Ellen’s memory.            

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Dear Smith family,
May the Lord give you comfort and peace as you mourn your Moms death, celebrate her life, and trustGod with her eternal rest. I have been blessed to know your Mom and Dad. She was always supportive of my ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stoutsville. I was honored to be part of your parents Anniversary renewal of their vows and your Dad surprising Ellen with a diamond ring. She was truly a gracious Christian women, who raised a wonderful family.
In Christ always,
Pastor John Michles
740 601-4196

Pastor John Michles Jul 29 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Smith Family:
Sending sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother. I always enjoyed visiting with her when we would meet. Sorry to be unable to come to visitation but extending
Comfort and Peace
Lydia DeLong

Lydia Jul 28 2020 12:00 AM

My grandmother was a generous soul. She gave me support, not because it was expected, not because it was asked for....because she received great joy for doing so! Whether it was for me, or her support was for the school or for my family, she shared support and loyalty for our entire community. From my perspective, her life was dedicated to love for our town.

She taught me to voice my opinion for what is best for our homestead.

She loved her family with even more pride. Thank you, Grandma.

Cherie Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

To all my cousins, So sorry to hear about Aunt Ellen"s passing. She will be missed by all her family.
Love you all.

Dave & Sunny Mcfarland Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

Janet,Gary,Jeff and Joyce. You all have my deepest sympathy at your Mother's passing. Since my Mom and your had known each other from childhood I have great memories of both your parents. You were blessed to have such a treasure for a Mother. She touched many lives with her gracious love.

Renee Abbott Lones Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ellen Smith

Debbie Mosley Ratliff Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

Janet, Gary, Jeff, and Joyce I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of your mothers kindness and her beautiful smile. May the Lord bring you comfort.

Vera Bigwood Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Family Members: You have our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy in your time of sorrow. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember Ellen for attending all the school activities she could over the years.

Noah and Joyce Ann Kerns Blosser Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM

Ellen volunteered for many school programs always supporting the kids. Her grandchildren honored her in many way and is an award for all time

Judith Cheek Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM

Jeff, Gary, Joyce and Janet, I am deeply saddened to hear that your loving mother has passed on from this life. She was the sweetest most kindness lady a person could ever meet. Memories is a beautiful gift from God, and I will forever remember you loving caring mother. Remember: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning...Psalm 30:5

Ike Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM

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